WENATCHEE- Link Transit may ask voters in Chelan and Douglas Counties to consider raising the sales tax to pay for expanded public transit services.
Link’s governing board approved a plan to put a measure on the February ballot asking for a two-tenths of one percent increase. Board members and Chelan County Commissioners Kevin Overbay and Doug England commented on the proposal with NCWLIFE News.
What would it pay for:
At Monday afternoon’s meeting Link Transit board members discussed the proposed sales tax hike and what it would pay for. Recommendations for adding more services for disabled passengers, More Park-and-rides, increasing the number of hours of service for late and swing shift workers are among the recommendations prioritized by Link Transit customers in a recent survey.
If approved the increase would be the first since Link was created in 1990. The Board is slated to make its final decision on a possible February 13th vote at its November 21st meeting.